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The Wonders of the WPA Poster Collection | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos | Library of Congress

June 30, 2022 by Kristi Finefield

The following is a guest post by Hanna Soltys, Reference Librarian, Prints & Photographs Division.

Visit the zoo. Woodblock print, between 1936 and 1941. //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.08248

The Work Projects Administration (WPA) Poster Collection is one of the Library’s treasures. We’ve hosted many orientations in person and online about these posters, and this time we’re offering an introduction to the collection during the evening hours

On Thursday, July 7, at 7:00pm EST, I will host a virtual webinar that discusses the collection history, topical themes represented in the posters, and how to download images. I will share some of my favorite poster designs, such as this reading-focused one by Arlington Gregg.

Learn more:

Source: The Wonders of the WPA Poster Collection | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Posters of the Winter Season | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

The following is a guest post by Jan Grenci, Reference Specialist for Posters, Prints and Photographs Division.

Winter is one of my favorite seasons, what with the snow, and the cookies, and the caroling. There are a number of posters in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division that illustrate some of the things that make winter the most wonderful time of the year.

Posters of the Winter Season. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2017-12-06.

Source: Posters of the Winter Season | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Alternative Movie Posters: Fan Art We Love – The New York Times

Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog

“Faraway states, natural wonders and beautiful beaches—these are the settings that often come to mind as we start to plan our summer vacations. They also form the backdrop of hundreds of travel posters in the Library’s collections, including an assortment featured this month on the Library’s home page. The featured posters are U.S. government works, in the public domain or cleared for public use by copyright owners—meaning you can use them as you wish.”

Post about travel posters that have no rights restrictions.

See also.. another example.. https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3g12528/

Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.
Frank Hazell’s poster of West Point as seen from the window of a train car.

Source: Free to Use and Reuse: Travel Posters | Library of Congress Blog